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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

THEMED PAINTINGS -Tennis Games

Tennis originated from a 12th century French game called paume (meaning palm); it was a court game where the ball was struck with the hand. Paume evolved into jeu de paume and rackets were used. The game spread and evolved in Europe. In 1873, Major Walter Wingfield invented a game called Sphairistikè (Greek for "playing ball) from which modern outdoor tennis evolved. Games of racket and ball (including real tennis in Great Britain, royal tennis in Australia, and court tennis in the United States, all of which are the same game and played indoors) originated from a 12th and 13th century French handball game called jeu de paume (game of the palm). In 1873, Major Walter Wingfield invented a game called sphairistikè, from which modern outdoor tennis evolved. - Encyclopedia Britannica
 Although the origins of tennis are not clear, many experts believe tennis, then called lawn tennis, was invented in 1873 by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, a British army officer. Although Wingfield claimed that he modeled the game, which he called Sphairistiké (Greek for "playing at ball") after an ancient Greek game, many authorities believe that he adapted the principles of the popular English games of court tennis, squash racquets, and badminton for outdoor play. Early players preferred to call Wingfield's game tennis-on-the-lawn, or lawn tennis. The game was introduced to Bermuda in 1873, and from Bermuda was brought to the United States by Mary Ewing Outerbridge of Staten Island, New York. The first game of lawn tennis in the United States was probably played in 1874 on the grounds of the Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club. The first world amateur championships were held at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, England (men, 1877; women, 1884).

Horace Henry Cauty (English, 1846-1909) The Tennis Match
George Goodwin Kilburne (British,1839-1924) Game of Tennis


Francis Sydney Muschamp (English ,1851-1929) Tennisspelare
John Strickland Goodall (British,1908 -1996)  A Game of Tennis
Sir John Lavery (English, 1856-1941)A Game of Tennis
John Lavery (Irish,1856-1941)  Tennis
Prang (L.) & Co.
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Sir John Lavery (British ,1856-1941) A Game of Tennis
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Arthur Hacker (English, 1858-1919) The Artist's Sister
Leopold Franz Kowalski (English ,1856-1931)Tennisspelare


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